Firstly, let me start by wishing you all a happy new year and the very best for 2016.

JAZZ IS DEAD. Or so we have been led to believe. I, like many other aficionados raised on a staple diet of the classics such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and Nina Simone, voluntarily and momentarily subscribed to that notion. While there is no shortage of talent within the contemporary music world, there is admittedly a dearth of exposure and opportunities for skilled exponents of the genre. What has also given credence to this “Jazz Is Dead” mindset is the lack of appreciation that Jazz is a broad, continuously evolving art form that encompasses a diverse assortment of styles ranging from Bebop, Bossa Nova, Latin, Funk and Fusion to a more futuristic guise that is reflective of today’s technology-driven times.

Schema, unlike very few others, has been able to remain consistent in the quality of its output while skilfully embracing modernity without compromising Jazz’s rich traditions – a belief I’ve held ever since I was informally introduced to the label some years ago. As with most things however, the proof is in the pudding. For one night only, I invite connoisseurs and curious types alike to listen to a selection of some of my favourite records released by the Milan-based imprint. If your musical tooth is as sweet as mine, I’m confident that taking an aural bite out of Schema‘s back catalogue will prove to be a palatable experience!

For more information about Schema, please peruse these particular pieces:


For more information about this event, please view the following link: http://on.fb.me/1NKJ7BR.

Goobi (Mr Boogie a.k.a The Vinyl Junkie), January 2016